Bronze Oak Grove with Rob and Nick Carter
For a number of years, Rob and Nick Carter have been inspired by the work of Jacob de Gheyn II (1565–1629), a draughtsman, painter and engraver who was a contemporary of Rembrandt during the Dutch golden age. De Gheyn's work marks the transition from late 16th-century Mannerism to the more naturalistic style of the early 17th century and he was recognized as a giant in his time, though little known today. The Carters’ Oak Grove consists of nine identical tree stumps, fabricated in bronze, which take as their starting point De Gheyn’s botanical drawing from 1600.
We are thrilled that Rob and Nick have been added to the London Art Week events programme – join them to discuss their work, the “Bronze Oak Grove” in Kensington Gardens, a uniquely immersive installation so realistic it defies belief – a feat of engineering using advanced 3D scanning, printing and centrifugal bronze casting.
04 July 2017
North Flower Walk